“Goes Great With” a Q&A and Taco Throwdown After the Film Featuring Chef Garcia Himself
DALLAS (October 8, 2018) – Earthx2018, the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, will mark Half-Earth Day on October 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a screening of the film CHARGED featuring its star, Chef Eduardo Garcia. The inaugural Dallas commemoration of Half-Earth Day will also include a Q&A and Taco Throwdown with Chef Garcia himself.
The Half-Earth Project is an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to commit half of the planet’s surface to nature. If we as global citizens conserve half the Earth’s lands and seas, then we can reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of our planet. Driving research and providing leadership to guide conservation efforts, The Half-Earth Project engages people to participate broadly in the goal to conserve Half-Earth.
CHARGED, which premiered in Dallas at EarthxFilm in 2018 chronicles Chef Garcia’s recovery from being jolted by 2,400 volts of electricity after prodding a dead bear in 2011. The incident nearly killed Chef Garcia, already a celebrated chef at the time, and led to a painstaking recovery during which doctors were forced to remove his arm, and his body was left with significant permanent injuries.
“One of our primary aims with EarthX is to bring the left and the right together in the name of the environment,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “To this end, we’re honored to celebrate Half-Earth Day 2018 by sharing an environmental voice like Chef Garcia’s, which entwines a love for the outdoors through activities like hunting with a passion for preserving nature’s delicate balance. Sharing what that means with the up-close-and-personal experience of his harrowing encounter is the perfect way to ‘keep Earth Day in our hearts the year through’ this Half-Earth Day.”
Now known as the “bionic chef”, Chef Garcia has maintained an intimate relationship with nature to help him cope with the rehabilitation of his physical and emotional injuries – both in the kitchen and in the backcountry.
The extent of Chef Garcia’s recovery in the kitchen will be showcased in Dallas before the film with a Q&A and Taco Throwdown, which will be offered free of charge to the first hundred Half-Earth Day patrons who are watching the film. The event will also provide free boxed water to all, because, after all, it is EarthX.
Concurrent with the Half-Earth Day Dallas celebration, EarthX will host a special screening of THE HUMAN ELEMENT for its inaugural Half-Earth Day Los Angeles at The Landmark on Pico Boulevard from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The film highlights the often-overlooked victims of environmental change, including fisherman, firefighters, soldiers, children, coal miners and homeowners. Following the screening, EarthX will host a Call to Action Q&A with acclaimed photographer James Balog and filmmaker Matthew Testa. Half-Earth Day Los Angeles is being presented as a joint effort of EarthX, EarthxFilm, EarthVision Film, EarthVision Institute, Creative Visions, Global Green and Waldorf 100 to educate and inspire action for a sustainable future.
Visit www.EarthX.org to reserve your spot to mark Half-Earth Day in Dallas or Los Angeles.
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EarthX strives to be the leading global connector to positively impact our world for a sustainable future. Formerly Earth Day Texas, EarthX hosts the largest environmental expo, conference and film festival in the world in Dallas. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 5013 nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2018, the event drew 137,700 attendees, nearly 700 exhibitors and more than 400 speakers. Earthx2019 will be held April 19 – 28, 2019. Visit www.EarthX.org.